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From: "Roy Keys" <>
Subject: British Isles DNA Project at FTDNA
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 15:53:58 -0500
The British Isles DNA project at Family Tree DNA was launched just over a
week ago, after some discussion with other geographical project admins at
FTDNA and exchanges on this mailing list. Membership has now surpassed the
The original plan was to correlate member surnames with data from early
census indexes, although it was felt this would be unworkable. Instead, the
project is open to all who have British heritage and who have either located
an early ancestor in the British Isles, or are working on the problem. Those
who provide a county of origin for their ancestor in the BI will be assigned
to corresponding subgroups in the project.
There are also plans to provide links and research aids for persons who wish
to pursue their family history research alongside the DNA component, as many
of those signing up are new to the genealogy game. Look for some interesting
developments in this department in the near future.
Right now the FTDNA model public page is sluggish because of the number of
potential member surnames it has to display. Hopefully this will be fixed
soon or else a new page will be ready for prime time.
I have already issued a call for a co-administrator on this mailing list,
preferably someone with a professional background in human genetics in
general or population genetics in the British Isles. To date there have been
FTDNA British Isles Project Administrator